Excerpt: In my opinion these are the best NAS servers on the market for home and small business. I have bought some for my home as well as for small business that I help with support. They have a great range of software they give you at no cost. I use mine at home for a media server, my own cloud storage, records all 6 of my ip cameras, pc backup server, ssh tunnel for public networks to keep my data secure and use it to host my domain website. So many options these servers have.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible
Excerpt: I'm still in the process of moving items from MY WorldBook to the new storage server. One definitely needs to commit to reading the user manuals and how to's in order to set this up correctly, however, it is well worth it. Synology provides great online how to's which I've already been using successfully. Also, the applications that this offers is incredible.
Summary: this upgraded my old seagate 1T two hard drive mirrored nas box which was slow old and could only lose one drive before data loss. i ran raid 6 with this which can lose two drives before data is lost.. very happy i got this.
Pros: straight solid quality. this is a real nice nas box. i do not need four 1G network ports at my home network but it has them. i really like the fans blowing cool air over my new set of five seagate 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s hard drives i got at 'black friday' sale with this. i was pretty happy when i got five of the 3G seagate drives during 'black friday' as i was going to pay for 2G seagate drives. device looks good too.
Cons: well i did have to mess around with this thing a bunch to get it installed. hint: go get the synology assistant and learn how to do a reset and a hard reset if you get the 'can't login' error. yes it was a hassle but not to bad. is worth it once it is installed for sure.
Pros: It's a solid unit. I loaded this NAS with 5 HGST 4 TB drives on a RAID 5. Setup was easy. DSM is great and updates regularly. This unit is easily accessible from my PC, Macbook pro and Samsung phone. I love it.
Cons: The tray doors vibrate and can get very noisy. I have to run my fingers along the front panel to stop the noisy. It's a temporary fix. For a NAS of this cost you'd expect it to run silently - which it would if the trays weren't loose.
Excerpt: I was able to set it up with help. The only way to contact support is through e-mail and they take anywhere from 12 to 24 hours to respond. I have asked for a call back, and they just ignore it. They say they offer phone support, but there is no number to call. They seem pretty arrogant in their e-mail responses, sometimes not even answering the question I am asking, but what they think I might want to ask. It is very frustrating.
Excerpt: So far, this seems to be doing a good job. I replaced another unit from a different company that was sometimes scaring me out of my mind by not mounting properly. This unit has been working consistently. If you are unfamiliar with NAS set ups, it is not entirely a no-brainer to set up, but with a little work finding the manual online (they don't include it with the product), it's straight forward.
Summary: over all and am very happy with this unit. i wanted a fileserver without the overhead of running a server. this fits my needs to the letter. i would recommend this to anyone needing any type of network storage. be sure to read Synology website for a list of apps. it does alot more than i use it for. i set the cooling fans to the high setting and i can not heard it from accross the room. i can hear it if it is asleep and i wake it up. but is for only a couple of seconds.
Pros: easy to setup, has a hard drive check to make sure that the drive you are using are not bad. I used the 5 Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2tb drives. not one bad drive. Stay away from western digital drives 1tb or bigger. i am running in raid 6, my total space is 10tb, my usable space is 6tb. i loose 4 tb for the raid 6. but i can lose two drive and still keep my data. great apps, i was able to download and install the anti-virus with very little trouble. i have it set ...
Cons: i put this unit on its own UPS. i bought a Tripp Lite SMART1500LCDT 1500VA 900W UPS Back Up Smart Tower LCD AVR 120V USB Coax RJ45 and the unit does not see the UPS. I am hoping that it will at some point. i sent about 1600.00 on this unit, the drives, RAM, and the UPS. i wanted to make sure i protected it.